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GSG vs. GLD
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Key characteristics


GSGGLD
YTD Return7.23%15.99%
1Y Return4.01%21.34%
3Y Return (Ann)11.57%9.42%
5Y Return (Ann)7.01%10.54%
10Y Return (Ann)-3.93%5.85%
Sharpe Ratio0.291.51
Daily Std Dev15.76%13.73%
Max Drawdown-89.62%-45.56%
Current Drawdown-71.50%-2.87%

Correlation

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The correlation between GSG and GLD is 0.25, which is considered to be low. This implies their price changes are not closely related. A low correlation is generally favorable for portfolio diversification, as it helps to reduce overall risk by spreading it across multiple assets with different performance patterns.

Performance

GSG vs. GLD - Performance Comparison

In the year-to-date period, GSG achieves a 7.23% return, which is significantly lower than GLD's 15.99% return. Over the past 10 years, GSG has underperformed GLD with an annualized return of -3.93%, while GLD has yielded a comparatively higher 5.85% annualized return. The chart below displays the growth of a $10,000 investment in both assets, with all prices adjusted for splits and dividends.


-100.00%0.00%100.00%200.00%300.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
-55.80%
259.31%
GSG
GLD

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iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust

SPDR Gold Trust

GSG vs. GLD - Expense Ratio Comparison

GSG has a 0.75% expense ratio, which is higher than GLD's 0.40% expense ratio.


GSG
iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust
Expense ratio chart for GSG: current value at 0.75% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.75%
Expense ratio chart for GLD: current value at 0.40% compared with the broader market ranging from 0.00% to 2.12%.0.50%1.00%1.50%2.00%0.40%

Risk-Adjusted Performance

GSG vs. GLD - Risk-Adjusted Performance Comparison

This table presents a comparison of risk-adjusted performance metrics for iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG) and SPDR Gold Trust (GLD). Risk-adjusted metrics are performance indicators that assess an investment's returns in relation to its risk, enabling a more accurate comparison of different investment options.


GSG
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for GSG, currently valued at 0.29, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.000.29
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for GSG, currently valued at 0.50, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.000.50
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for GSG, currently valued at 1.06, compared to the broader market1.002.003.001.06
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for GSG, currently valued at 0.06, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.000.06
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for GSG, currently valued at 0.72, compared to the broader market0.0050.00100.00150.000.72
GLD
Sharpe ratio
The chart of Sharpe ratio for GLD, currently valued at 1.51, compared to the broader market0.002.004.006.001.51
Sortino ratio
The chart of Sortino ratio for GLD, currently valued at 2.16, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.002.16
Omega ratio
The chart of Omega ratio for GLD, currently valued at 1.27, compared to the broader market1.002.003.001.27
Calmar ratio
The chart of Calmar ratio for GLD, currently valued at 1.60, compared to the broader market0.005.0010.0015.0020.001.60
Martin ratio
The chart of Martin ratio for GLD, currently valued at 7.41, compared to the broader market0.0050.00100.00150.007.41

GSG vs. GLD - Sharpe Ratio Comparison

The current GSG Sharpe Ratio is 0.29, which is lower than the GLD Sharpe Ratio of 1.51. The chart below compares the 12-month rolling Sharpe Ratio of GSG and GLD.


Rolling 12-month Sharpe Ratio0.000.501.001.502.00FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
0.29
1.51
GSG
GLD

Dividends

GSG vs. GLD - Dividend Comparison

Neither GSG nor GLD has paid dividends to shareholders.


Tickers have no history of dividend payments

Drawdowns

GSG vs. GLD - Drawdown Comparison

The maximum GSG drawdown since its inception was -89.62%, which is greater than GLD's maximum drawdown of -45.56%. Use the drawdown chart below to compare losses from any high point for GSG and GLD. For additional features, visit the drawdowns tool.


-80.00%-60.00%-40.00%-20.00%0.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
-71.50%
-2.87%
GSG
GLD

Volatility

GSG vs. GLD - Volatility Comparison

The current volatility for iShares S&P GSCI Commodity-Indexed Trust (GSG) is 3.57%, while SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) has a volatility of 4.80%. This indicates that GSG experiences smaller price fluctuations and is considered to be less risky than GLD based on this measure. The chart below showcases a comparison of their rolling one-month volatility.


3.00%4.00%5.00%6.00%FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJuly
3.57%
4.80%
GSG
GLD